• Barrier attendant Dan Blackmore.

    The mighty mare

    For almost 40 years, Dan Blackmore has worked behind the starting gates at Flemington.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    7 October, 2020
  • Lindy Klim and Tre Dallas on a Zoom call discussing how they will celebrate Sofitel Girls’ Day In

    Lindy Klim and Tre Dallas Celebrate Sofitel Girls’ Day In

    Take a sneak peek into how Lindy Klim and Tre Dallas will be celebrating Sofitel Girls’ Day In.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    8 September, 2020
  • Overhead shot of Sofitel

    Sofitel Classic French Onion Soup Recipe

    Celebrate Sofitel's French origin and their ‘joie de vivre’ with this très delicious recipe for French Onion Soup.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    8 September, 2020
  • Female entrant standing against pink wall wearing red dress and hat as part of the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field competition

    Fashion Comes Home

    In 2020 the famous fashion racewear and millinery competition during the Melbourne Cup Carnival has gone digital and entrants from all...

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    8 September, 2020
  • Makybe Diva | Carnival Magazine 2019

    The mighty mare

    Makybe Diva's astonishing three consecutive wins in the Melbourne Cup - a feat that is yet to be matched.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    27 August, 2020
  • Bart Cummings, 1999 Rogan Josh Melbourne Cup win

    Bart Cummings, AM

    Bart Cummings, was one of the most successful Australian racehorse trainers. He was known as the Cups King, referring to the Melbourne...

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    25 August, 2020
  • The narrowest of margins separated Steel Prince and Surprise Baby in the 2019 Andrew Ramsden Stakes, but a photo finish was able to determine the winner. (Racing Victoria)

    Picture perfect

    The invention of the photo-finish camera revolutionised racing. We trace its history.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    6 August, 2020
  • August

    August - a time for new life

    Foals start to arrive the next year in the month of August.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    31 July, 2020
  • Aurie

    Aurie’s Star – more than just a pipe opener

    The Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap is an important race on the Victorian racing calendar.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    31 July, 2020
  • Lucinda Doodt

    Set for success

    In 2017 a record number of women – eight out of 11 graduates – completed racing Victoria’s apprentice jockey training program.

    15 July, 2020
  • Chief De Beers and Dr Andrew Clarke

    Chief De Beers

    Chief De Beers earned prize money on 42 occasions from 51 starts. All of his 20 wins were at Doomben.

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    15 July, 2020
  • Flemington Cup 1849

    The Flemington Cup 1849

    Two-handled silver cup in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria inscribed as "The Flemington Cup".

    15 July, 2020
  • Denis Pagan

    From coach to trainer

    Denis Pagan shares his thoughts about achieving success in a new sporting arena.

    2 July, 2020
  • Flemington roses

    The show must go on

    For Flemington Head Gardener Mick Ryan, his first Melbourne Cup Carnival in his new role is certainly like nothing he could have...

    12 June, 2020
  • Ron Quinton

    A tale of two fillies

    Daysee and Dixie, becoming two of the more popular mares of recent times in Sydney. The pair holds a very special place in the heart of...

    23 March, 2020
  • Corey Brown

    Change of pace

    Corey Brown has been forced to hang up his riding boots for a while. The period of rehabilitation has opened doors to new opportunities,...

    17 March, 2020
  • Clerk of the Course Shane Patterson and Billy

    Billy: No ordinary horse

    Meet Billy. Not only does he have a distinctive piebald, but he is becoming more and more known for his friendly and easygoing...

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    11 March, 2020
  • Flemington track work

    Like clockwork

    With stopwatch in hand, Warren Huntly talks about his role at Flemington. He diligently records the times of the gallops of the horses,...

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    5 March, 2020
  • Roy Higgins statue

    The legacy of the Professor

    On the sixth anniversary of Roy Higgins’ passing, we reflect on a jockey who was the best many ever saw, but who was also a complete...

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    3 March, 2020
  • Autumn millinery

    Theatre meets simplicity

    Milliner and designer Phillip Rhodes is synonymous with racing fashion in Australia. His headpieces are in demand by racegoers and...

    VRC Staff (@FlemingtonVRC)

    3 March, 2020